Helping a singer hit those high notes with ease!
Eliminating a singer’s “break”
Acting the song
BFA in Musical Theatre from CCM (University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music)
Performs professionally in regional theaters across the US
Favorite roles include Gabe in Next to Normal, Judas/John the Baptist in Godspell, Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden, Annas in Jesus Christ Superstar, and Lord Pinkleton in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Director of DeKalb County Fine Arts Theatre
What’s your One Voice Mission?
My vocal journey has been a whirlwind! I had absolutely zero voice training until I got to college. Everything I learned up to that point was pure self discovery and mimicry. This caused me to develop strange habits and meant that I sang every song differently depending on how the original artist sounded. I had NO CLUE what my voice sounded like. I was fortune to get accepted into CCM which allowed me to receive incredible voice teaching at one of the best Musical Theatre programs in the world. I learned a lot, and my voice grew exponentially, but I always felt like my voice teachers were speaking a foreign language because it was all so new to me. Some lessons would be amazing and I would make huge discoveries in my voice, but in the next voice lesson, I wouldn’t be able to recreate it. It was so frustrating!
Two years after graduating college, I discovered One Voice, and for once, SINGING MADE SENSE! I could finally process the sounds I was making. I could pinpoint what changes I was making to produce a certain sound, and I could recreate that sound every. single. time. I had never experienced such clarity and understanding of the voice. Not only did I understand my voice, I also understood how to tackle any vocal challenge I faced and how to make vocal adjustments to achieve the sound I wanted.
Now, my mission is to provide that same clarity and understanding to my clients. I want to help my clients have their own vocal breakthroughs were everything makes sense. Once you finally understand your voice, you can begin to make the changes you want to see in your voice.
What do you expect from the singers you work with?
I want to see real results in the singers I work with. I’m not looking for fleeting moments of success or “quick fixes” to their voice; I want to see life-long change in their voice. As such, I have three expectations of all of my clients.
I expect my clients to:
Commit to the Process - The first step in commitment is showing up to all scheduled sessions. If they don’t show up for the sessions, they will never get the change they want. Not showing up for scheduled sessions shows me that their priorities are not truly on making a change in their voice.
Show up Eager to Learn - One Voice may challenge their beliefs about how the voice works. That is one of the best parts of One Voice! Clients should be ready to have their preconceived notions challenged and have their minds blown. 🤯
Put in the Work - If they are wanting a vocal coach who can wave a magic wand and make them a better singer, I’m not that guy (bad news… no one is that guy) but if they’re willing to work for the change they want to see, I will be their guide. If my clients put in the work that I ask of them, I guarantee they will see results.
If you can commit to those three expectations, then reach out; I’d love to work with you! If you feel those expectations are too much to ask, then I may not be the best vocal coach for you, and that’s okay! No hard feelings! 😁